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Authorities in the area report a quiet new year’s eve when it comes to DUI’s on the road.  Twin Falls County added an extra patrol car but no arrests and in Jerome there were two extra deputies added to those on duty.  Idaho State Police had six troopers on patrol throughout southern Idaho.  Only one booking was reported there.  Jerome County had one arrest. 

Idaho State Police are asking for the public's help identifying two witnesses to a fatal crash near Riggins in April.  17-year-old Kaitlyn Thayer died on April 21, 2018, after a one-car rollover crash that went into the Salmon River.  Thayer's body was recovered with the help of an unidentified bystander described as a man in his early 20s with dark brown hair..  There was also a woman with him.  Police feel these two people may have information that would greatly assist in the investigation.

This weekend it’s cabin fever days in Twin Falls.  It kicks of Saturday at eight different locations around the city.  The event draws upwards to 3-thousand people.  A map is posted on the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation department website.

An Ada County Sheriff's deputy was placed on administrative leave after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  44-year-old Jason Jones was pulled over by a Boise Police officer.  After failing one sobriety test, the sheriff's office says Jones refused to take any others.

Wildlife officials near Pocatello used a tranquilizer dart to capture a cow moose near interstate 86 but were unable to capture its calf Monday.  Officers will continue looking for the calf to dart it and reunite it with its mother.

Advocates from Legalize Idaho and Idaho Moms for Marijuana gathered at the State Capitol to call for the legalization of marijuana. Every New Year’s Day, cannabis advocacy groups Legalize Idaho and Idaho Moms for Marijuana kick off the year with a protest focused on legalizing marijuana.  Protesters also officially announced that they will be seeking a new marijuana legalization ballot initiative aimed for 2020.


In local sports, the High school basketball games have returned after the holiday so let’s check in on the boys where Declo beat Oakley 56 to 45 and Shoshone clobbered Castleford 74 to 27.

On the Girls side we have one game to report.  It was Declo 40 American Falls 30.



Today: Touch warmer, mostly sunny skies.  Winds: ENE 5-10 mph   Highs - Valleys: 31 Mountains: 28

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and still cold.  Winds: NE 5-15 mph.   Lows - Valleys: 18 Mountains: 14

Tomorrow:  Mix of sunshine and clouds, warming up  Valleys - High: 37 Low: 25   Mountains - High: 32 Low: 19

SATURDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy.

Valleys - High: 38 Low: 27

Mountains - High: 35 Low: 20

SUNDAY: Scattered snow showers mixed with rain.

Valleys - High: 38 Low: 26

Mountains - High: 33 Low: 21

MONDAY: Mix of rain and snow showers.

Valleys - High: 39 Low: 31

Mountains - High: 36 Low: 22

TUESDAY: Clouds and sun, chance of rain and snow mix

Valleys - High: 40 Low: 30

Mountains - High: 37 Low: 23

WEDNESDAY: Clouds and sun, chance of rain and snow mix

Valleys - High: 40 Low: 31

Mountains - High: 35 Low: 22

January 3rd: On this day

Sun Studio was opened by Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with Sun Records. Rock-and-roll, country music, and rockabilly artists, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded there throughout the mid to late 1950s

Jack Greene was at #1 on the US Country charts with “There Goes My Everything”, which spent 7 weeks at the top of the chart. The song won several awards, including "Single of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the very first CMA Awards.

Born on this day in La Mesa, California, was Nikki Nelson, country music singer who replaced Paulette Carlson as lead vocalist in Highway 101, (featuring on their album Bing Bang Boom).

C. W. McCall was at #1 on the US country album chart with Black Bear Road, which included the #1 hit novelty song, "Convoy". The song itself was largely responsible for starting a nationwide citizens' band radio craze. The song "Black Bear Road" in turn popularized the now-infamous road itself, along with its "You don't HAVE to be crazy to drive this road - but it helps" sign.

Billy Ray Cyrus signed his first recording contract with Mercury Records.

Taylor Swift was at #1 on the country chart with Fearless. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Swift's Album of the Year win made her the youngest person ever at the age of 20 to receive that award. Fearless was also the first album in history to win the American Music Award, Academy of Country Music Award, Country Music Association Award, and Grammy Award for Album of The Year in the same year making it the most awarded album in the history of country music.

Phil Everly died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, just sixteen days prior to his 75th birthday. The cause of his death was complications attributed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a combination of emphysema and bronchitis), brought on by a lifetime of smoking. The Everly Brothers were elected to Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

Producer Sam Lovullo died aged 88. He was responsible for bringing country music to mainstream television and produced Hee Haw which premiered on CBS in June of 1969, and ran on the network until 1971, after which it ran for another two decades in syndication. Anchored by veteran country stars Roy Clark and Buck Owens, the show featured a regular cast, as well as weekly guest appearances from the biggest stars, legends and most up-and-coming names in the genre.